Good day all! This week I’m sharing the next excerpt from Earth Alpha. Just before this snippet begins, Sabina is thinking about the colony ships that have left Earth for Earth Beta, one ship a month for the last ten years. Just to give you a context to the first paragraph below.
She could only attempt to imagine the vast quantities of minerals required, nevermind the manpower needed, to build each one. In her forty years she had never met a single soul who had worked on the colony ships, and yet there must have been thousands, if not millions, over the years.
The planet was dying. It was just as well, she reasoned, that they were all leaving. They, at least would have a chance to survive.
She checked her wrist. The numerals shining through her skin from the embedded patch advised her they had been travelling for two hours now. They should be docking with the space station soon.
No sooner had she formed the thought than a klaxon went off, causing everyone to jump. She stifled a laugh behind a hand.
And there you have it.
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